Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, Delhi Chapter, was established on the 25th of October 1989 by founders members Mrs. Rehmat Fazalbhoy, Mrs. Aruna Dalmia, Mrs. Sheila Thadani Chauhan & Mrs. Mohini Giri. The 1st Chairperson was Mr. Anil Shastri. Beginning with just 6 MSP’s, today it has over 700 Persons with MS spread over entire North India. Among its milestones Delhi Chapter has had the privilege of playing host to 2 successful International Conference on Multiple Sclerosis : Once in 1989 where delegates from 30 countries participated, and resulted in the establishment of MSSI Delhi. The other MSIF International Board meeting was held in 2011 in Delhi when MSIF delegates from 68 countries participated, along with enthusiastic participation of members from all the 9 MSSI Chapters of India.

MSSI Delhi Chapter offers a variety of programmes & services to help people affected by multiple sclerosis effectively manage and cope with the disease. The programs are aimed at people living with MS and their families or waiting for a diagnosis with respect to MS or an MS allied disease. The effort of the Delhi Chapter is to work together with  Doctors & Healthcare professionals providing preventive, curative, promotional or rehabilitative health care services in a systematic way to the MS community . Delhi Chapter’s aim is to improve the Quality of Life of MS persons, families and their caregivers.

MSSI Delhi feels proud to share with you all our Annual Hand Book & Souvenir 2020-2021
This is posted each year to our entire patient database ( over 710 PwMS presently) and is included in the joining kit handed out to our new enrolments.
Apart from the above we also send it to all our Doctors ( approx database of 100 neurologists, Urologists, opthamologists & GPs ) .
Each year we share interesting articles and well researched & updated information on MS management. This year too we have addressed some of the common problems, as well as included some new topics.
This Handbook  serves as one of our key fundraising as well as a great awareness tool . A lot of effort is put in by our entire Managing Committee to get advertisements & donations , and we are grateful for the support of several of our MS families who also contribute towards this effort , directly or through their contacts.
It is keenly awaited by all our members, and although the printing was delayed this year due to the Covid 19 lockdown, here we are finally ! Please feel free to share it widely with your family & friends.

Activities

  • REHABILITATION PROJECT  “Keep Moving..” – Offers subsidized / free home visits with rehab sessions by trained physiotherapists & occupational therapists for home bound PwMS
  • MS Home Nursing – Free home nursing services for PwMS and respite service for care-givers
  • SPARSH – “Touching Lives” : A regular home visit service to provide counselling, and to assess the psychological, emotional & physical environment at home , thereby providing more customized assistance and programmes
  • VIDYA – Education Assistance / Financial Aid to MS Persons’ children
  • SWAYAM – Rehabilitating members of the MS family through this self help / income generating project
  • PRAFUL – Improving access and modifying homes of PwMS to provide a cheerful and friendly environment
  • SAATHIYAA. Care givers receive counselling & get a platform to share hopes, fears, joys and company of others.
  • COUNSELLING and Guidance – Personalised confidential & effective counselling by empathetic volunteers.
  • SOCIAL & EDUCATIONAL : Day Care Programmes for PwMS and their families. A day out providing interaction with other PwMS, families, Doctors & motivational speakers.
  • MS YOUTH GROUP – A MSSI-Delhi special project for the age group of 15 to 35 years – a fun group for like minded people.. also now connected through social media across several towns & cities .
  • The Society provides services like priority hospital admissions, consultation at leading Hospitals & with specialists. It also provides needy patients with medical aids and appliances, such as wheel chairs, walkers, nutritional supplements, incontinence products. It helps with medical and hospitalization expenses for the marginalized.
  • All newly registered MSPs are counselled and provided with a kit complete with all information on living with MS.

Recent Activities

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MS Awareness Drive

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Abhishek Trivedi, MS person member Delhi Chapter undertook the daunting task of going on an MS Awareness Drive – from Chandigarh to Kochi, covering 3100 km. His wife Richa Trivedi…

Symposium with CRC Lucknow, Ministry of SJE | WMSD 2022

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On 31 May 2022 Delhi Chapter held a symposium with CRC Lucknow highlighting the various facilities and assistance schemes provided by the Govt. of India. MSSI Delhi introduced Multiple Sclerosis…

Public Awareness Programme with AIIMS | WMSD 2022

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Public Awareness Programme with the Faculty & Dept. of Neurosciences All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi On 30 May 2022, the Delhi Chapter conducted a hybrid programme…

Fun Day at the Mall | WMSD 2022

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Under their Quality-of-Life initiative, the Delhi Chapter on 29 May 2022 organised a recreational lunch and movie outing at Select City Walk, Saket providing a delightful and unforgettable experience to…

Team Members

  • Ms. Bipasha Gupta – Hon. Chairperson
  • Ms. Mridula Murgai – Hon. Vice Chairperson
  • Gp. Capt. Prabal Malaker(Retd) – Hon. Secretary
  • Ms. Meenakshi Bhujwala – Hon. Treasurer
  • Ms. Ragini Mathur – Hon. Jt. Secretary
  • Ms. Meera Hora – Managing Committee Member
  • Ms. Praveen Khetarpal – Managing Committee Member
  • Ms. Nina Kochhar – Managing Committee Member
  • Ms. Ameeta Gupta – Managing Committee Member